STUDY ON THE EFFECTS OF THE ENERGY CRISIS AND 55 MPH SPEED LIMIT IN MICHIGAN

The report is a presentation of the findings and conclusions derived from an analysis of Michigan traffic accident data and related data for the periods before, during, and after the peak energy crisis months of 1974. A major objective of this study was to identify the effect of the speed limits imposed as a result of the energy shortage. Some other causative factors relating to traffic crashes also were investigated. The report differs from others in that it seeks to define the cause-effect relationships specifically within Michigan, rather than nationally. Also by concentrating the study to a single state, it has been possible to get more consistent data across several measures--exposure, accident data, speed data--resulting in a more detailed analysis.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning, Lansing.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Highway Safety Research Institute

    Huron Parkway and Baxter Road
    Ann Arbor, MI  USA  48109

    Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning

    111 South Capitol Avenue
    Lansing, MI  USA  48913

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • O'Day, J
    • Minahan, D J
    • Golomb, D
  • Publication Date: 1975-4

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 61 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00091476
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UM-HSRI-SA-75-9 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: 013454
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 24 1975 12:00AM